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In the Public Interest: The Real Cost of Charters=Budget Cuts for Public Schools; Diane Ravitch

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Can anyone explain the rationale of public funding of two different school systems? Long story short:California’s traditional public school students are bearing the cost of the state allowing charter schools to grow in number at a rapid clip. Here is a simple explanation of one aspect of the issue, in  to try to convince you that charter schools are worth paying attention to: When a student transfers to a charter school, public funding for their education follows, but costs remain.   This forces districts to cut services provided to traditional public school students.  Oakland alone lost $67 million in “stranded costs” (heating, cooling, transportation, and other fixed costs.) because of the flooding of the district with charter schools. So far, the cost of charter schools has gone unmeasured & ignored in California educational planning. That can’t go on — students are paying the price. 

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to keep you informed I published this list in 2016:To keep you informed, I have put this links together.

And wait until you read this :The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina reports that Chinese investors put up $3 million to start up a new charter school, which is now struggling for survival. Is a foreign-financed charter school a public school? .

Carol Burris concludes here her fourth installment of the sad story of the charter school movement in California. What once was a movement intended to help and collaborate with public schools has been taken over by the power-hungry and the greedy, intent on displacing and destroying public education.

* Veteran educator Marion Brady has written a concise guide to the privatization movement.

* This article explainsthe financial shenanigans of unscrupulous charter operators. Not every charter founder rips off taxpayers, but the public needs to know when charter schools are set up to benefit greedy investors, not children.

*The Center for Media and Democracy released a detailed(though not complete) list of financial scandals in the charter industry.

*This article provides an inside viewof the charter racket in California.

While this nation is trumped to death in the media, the assault on our public school is ongoing in Mississippi Massachusetts, Nevada, Connecticut,Arkansas ,DelawareNew Jersey; Georgia( Corporate Reformers Swarm Atlanta Public Schools);

Ohio("Information at KnowYourCharter helps clarify the burden that local public schools must bear to cover the costs of students who chose to attend ECOT. Kids in all 88 Ohio counties are impacted);

Texas: Glenn W. Smith, an experienced journalist in Texas, gives his analysis of the politics of school funding and the renewed drive for vouchers:Texas: What is Behind the Drive to Privatize Public Education in Texas.

Tennessee and dozens of states are defrauded.

Then there is Wisconsin, where the government has slashed funding for K-12 public schools while expanding and enriching the state's voucher program. This is a clear-cut victory for ALEC, the corporate-funded lobby for privatization."Since Republicans took over our state Capitol in 2011, they have cut $1.2 billion from public K-12 education.

In Alabama Larry Lee writes in bewilderment about the state board of education's decision to choose a new state superintendent who was never a teacher or an administrator.

A new study in Michigan finds that the proliferation of charter schools has undermined the fiscal viability of traditional public schools and just when you think you have heard it all, another amazing for-profit charter scandal emerges

The North Carolina Legislature and the governor are destroying public schools and the teaching profession NC Policy Watch reports on the NorthCarolina legislature's latest attack on public education. Its assault was enacted by spurning the democratic process, ramming through a funding bill that few legislators had read or understood. The bill is probably a violation of federal law and should be challenged in court.

Take Detroit:on the same day that the New York Times reports that charters and competitionhave caused an unprecedented collapse of education in Detroit, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Walton Family Foundation (Walmart) will pump another $250 millionthis year alone into starting more new charters.comment

A study funded by the Broad Foundation and the Walton Foundation recommends more chartersfor the District of Columbia.

The EDUCATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX has engineered the end of public education, which means the end of democracy and the end of income equality for the masses of the people.

I have posted for years about the destruction of our INSTITUTION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION while the national media is silent. See my series where state legislatures are taking over the local schools, with nary an educator on board, and giving them to charters, with not a shred of oversight! Here is a link to my series on charter school corruption.

My series here on Charter Schools, the fraud & the CHAOS,


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and let's add to the 2016 list these:

Jeff Bryant reports here on the waste of millions of federal dollars poured into charter schools in Louisiana.

National Education Policy Center Reviews Claims about Fiscal Impact of Charters and Finds Them Shallow and MisleadingBruce Baker of Rutgers University reviewed three policy briefs produced by the pro-charter, pro-choice Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington and found them to be "generally superficial and misleading." The apparent intent of these briefs was to influence the policy debate in California, in which Governor Newsom and the Legislature are considering whether to take into account the fiscal impact of charters on public schools. Baker's review was sponsored by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado.

Who Benefits from Unlimited Expansion of Charter Schools?

Rob Levine: How Charters Kill Public Schools, the Example of Minneapolis

Carol Burris: Florida Charters Are a Swamp of Waste, Fraud, and Profiteering

Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools on the State and City's Floundering Charters

San Diego: Eleven People Indicted in Connection to Online Charter Fraud

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and if you go to the Ravitch blog, where educators from across the nation TALK, you will read this comment by Bob Shepherd: Bob Shepherd

May 24, 2019 at 12:01 pm

In other news, the Wall Street Journal of Corporate Apologetics and Trumpeteering ran an opinion piece a couple days ago (on May 22, 2019) called "The Underpaid Teacher Myth," vomited out by Jason Richwine and Andrew G. Biggs. In this screed, Richwine and Biggs attack the conclusion, in a report by the Economic Policy Institute, that in 2018, American K-12 teachers were underpaid by 21.4% vis-à-vis people with comparable levels of education in other fields. Mr. Biggs is a resident "scholar" at the American Enterprise Institute.

In most areas, the WSJCAT and the AEI can counted on to argue that everything good comes by way of the operation of the invisible hand of a supposedly "free market." So, you would expect them, in accordance with their One True Faith, to say, "Well, there's a lot of demand for increased teacher pay these days; that's because there is a teacher shortage, and we're seeing a market correction." But no. Evidently, Libertarianism in practice is as flexible as is, say, Jabba the Part-time President's application of the rules of golf.

What they argue, instead, in their piece, is that one can't compare levels of education across fields. Nurses, they say, are paid more because they have REAL DEGREES, not ones from education schools. Evidently Richwine and Biggs don't understand that most secondary school teachers have a major either in the subject area that they teach, with additional education courses, or a double major in their subject area and in education. But, as perusal of any report from an Ed Deform astroturf organization such as The Thomas B. Fordham Institute will demonstrate, actually knowing something about teachers and classrooms and students isn't a prerequisite for the practice of EduPunditry. In the world of Ed Deform, you can become Secretary of Education based on, say, being the daughter-in-law of the founder of a pyramidal marketing scam. The less you know, the better.

One of the Ten Commandments of Education Reform is that you shouldn't pay public-school teachers more for advanced degrees. Why? Well, Gates funded studies that showed no positive correlation between high-stakes test scores and level of teacher education. It never occurred to these NUMEROLOGISTS that level of teacher education might be a determinative factor IF YOU FIRST CONTROLLED FOR THE MAJOR DETERMINANT OF TEST SCORES, POVERTY. (Perhaps they've never heard of Pareto Effect.) And in never occurred to them that high-stakes test scores, especially in ELA, are not reliable or validthat they might be looking at a case of garbage data in and bad inferences out.

Somehow, it makes perfect sense to the WSJCAT and the AEI that CEO pay affects quality but that teacher pay doesn't.

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